We would like to inform you about current changes regarding the corona regulations at the University of Freiburg. All other applicable regulations can be found via the menu at the top of the page.
Medical masks alone reduce the risk of infection. However, tight-fitting FFP2 masks provide particularly good protection. This was also shown in a study by the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. The University therefore asks all students, employees and visitors to continue to wear an FFP2 mask or a medical mask inside the buildings. Posters at the entrances of the University buildings will indicate this. This poster can also be printed out and hung up in the institutes.
For special situations at the workplace, in teaching and study activities and at events that require a special proximity of persons, a mask mandate can continue to be determined by the responsible persons with the approval of the Rectorate. The Department of Safety, Environment and Sustainability, Safety Unit (SUN1) can provide support and advice in this regard. On the one hand, this provides a verifiable basis for assessment and, on the other, a centrally available, up-to-date overview of areas where masks are mandatory. If a mask mandate is deemed necessary on the basis of a risk assessment, this must be reported at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. SUN1 will process and evaluate the requests and submit them to the Rector’s Office. This procedure has proven successful for approvals of in-person events.
The most current hygiene regulations (number 13) were published on May 28, 2022.
With the new Infection Protection Act, the so-called home office obligation applies again with immediate effect. In the case of office work or comparable activities, employees must be offered the opportunity to carry out these activities at home if there are no compelling operational reasons to the contrary. Employees must accept tRestrictions on business travel were further reduced with the hygiene regulations dated May 28, 2022. Measures are currently only planned for travel to states/regions/countries that are designated by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as high-risk or virus variant areas at the start of travel. In these cases, the urgency and importance must continue to be explained and approval from the Rector must be obtained. Currently (as of 5/24/2022), no states or regions are considered high-risk or virus variant areas. However, the classification by the RKI may continue to change at short notice.
Pandemic-related absenteeism of employees at all facilities is also increasing at the University due to sick leave, quarantine, or taking over childcare during school or daycare closures. This will result in restrictions or time delays in operations. We ask for your understanding.
We must emphasize that the falsification and/or use of a falsified vaccination card or a Corona test result in order to gain access to university events, for instance, is punishable under §§275 para. 1a and §279 of the German Criminal Code (StGB) and is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year or a fine if the act is not punishable by a more severe penalty under other regulations. In addition, labor law and disciplinary sanctions on the part of the university are possible.
The coordination office will be happy to answer questions about this and other Corona measures.
The specifications and recommendations on this Website apply to all members of the University of Freiburg. The information is continuously being updated.
The SARS-CoV-2 hygiene regulations of the University of Freiburg have been adapted to the current Corona regulations of the state. Among other things, the updated hygiene regulations contain new regulations with regard to attendance events, room occupancy, events of a social nature and business trips. The goal is to ensure that all members of the University of Freiburg experience as few restrictions as possible when working and studying, while receiving the best possible protection.
The University has established a Coordination Office for dealing with the impact and consequences of the coronavirus, which involves all areas of the Central University Administration. If you have any questions that cannot be answered from the information provided on this website, please contact the Coordination Office.
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For more information
- Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA)
- Robert Koch Institute
- German Federal Foreign Office
- State Government BW (Chatbot Corey)
- Health department Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
- State Health Office of Baden-Württemberg
- In-house medical service at the University of Freiburg
- Medical Center – University of Freiburg